Getting Invisalign can be a great way to improve the appearance of your teeth. It is very popular with adults due to the fact that Invisalign aligners look very discreet. However, as described below, you can do a few things to make sure that Invisalign is the right choice for you.
Ask Your Dentist for Advice
In order to find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign, you should speak to your dentist first. They will be able to give you an honest opinion about whether you need braces at all, how long treatment would take, and if Invisalign would be the best way to reach your goals. They can also tell you if the health of your teeth is good enough. As the NHS describes, you need healthy gums and teeth to get any kind of braces. You need to be able to keep your teeth clean and avoid tooth decay when you have braces. If your dentist thinks Invisalign might be a good idea, you can start to look into your financial options.
Work Out A Budget
Cosmetic dentistry can be expensive, and Invisalign is no exception. Finder explains that it typically costs between $2,000 and $8,000, with the full cost depending on your provider and also on how your teeth look before treatment. Think carefully about your budget, and figure out how much you can afford to pay upfront, as well as how much you can spare each month without taking a hit to your other expenses. Speak to your dentist about any payment plans they offer, and talk to a few different providers to see if they give you different quotes. Before committing to anything, make sure you are in a good financial place and can afford it without worry.
Think About Your Motivations
If you know that your teeth and finances make you a suitable candidate for Invisalign, you need to make a final decision. Think deeply about how you feel about your teeth and what you think having straighter teeth would change. Would you gain the confidence to smile in photos? Do you feel that you would zero in on another aspect of your appearance that you dislike? You should also think about why you have chosen Invisalign rather than traditional braces, which can be cheaper. There is no wrong or right answer, but thinking about your motivations and self-confidence can lead you to a meaningful answer.
If your dentist agrees that Invisalign would be a good option for you, you have the finances in place to pay for it, and you are sure that it would improve your smile and confidence, speak to your dentist about taking the next step towards getting Invisalign.